Tag Archives: the future

Festival of the Horn, 2028

A couple of years ago, as I was attempting to organise and invite people to my 40th birthday bash, I jokingly created a Facebook event for my 50th birthday party in the hopes that some of my more hopeless and cancellation-happy … Continue reading

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The Last Days of Earth, a tiny sneak peek

In this sneak peek at ORtW book 3, one of the characters' dogs eats a poisonous toad while the team is making its way through distant-future Far North Queensland. Or Faarn, as I have named it.@lucasthorn @tiermorte I hope I'm … Continue reading

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35-year plan

Day 48. 117 pages, 58,275 words. Nothing much to add again today, we have a busy ol’ day at Jumbo which should actually be lots of fun. Taking Wump to see the new Shaun the Sheep movie, and hopefully also … Continue reading

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Official foretelling, take two

Day 30. 69 pages, 33,380 words. This is not great, but it is not as terrible as it sounds either because I also wrote a whole mess of stuff for the rest of the series, as well as deleting a … Continue reading

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MEFA opening night

Day 15. 43 pages, 20,363 words. Last night, Mrs. Hatboy, Wump, Toop and I were treated to a highly entertaining and very enjoyable night at the Middle Eastern Film & Arts Festival in Helsinki. MEFA is taking place all weekend … Continue reading

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What is the Internet?

Day 64. 156 pages, 73,563 words. The other day, according to reports from Mrs. Hatboy, our four-year-old firstborn – who I have nicknamed ‘Wump’ to no real purpose here on this blog – asked Mrs. Hatboy The Question. Mrs. Hatboy … Continue reading

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Torquis in Machina, Part 26

The problem, I reflected later, was that there is never really any good or evil in the world. Even in a place like Xix, it just wasn’t something that could be divided so simply. The closer one got to textbook … Continue reading

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